What the Law Says If You Fail to Care for a Child as a Carer with Parental Responsibilities in NSW

  It is reported that 22-year-old Jaycob Yarran has allegedly burned a toddler with a cigarette lighter and boiling water. She was allegedly burnt on her stomach by a cigarette lighter. Yarran who is the partner of the 2-year old girls carer claims that her injuries were caused from a pot of noodles. It’s reported ...continue reading

What’s the Penalties and Defences for an Assault Charge in NSW?

  A footage has emerged depicting an altercation involving 3 police officer’s and an indigenous 17-year-old boy. 17-year-old Quinton Avery, who is currently studying at TAFE, says he was left with injuries, including a bruised jaw and bleeding lip. Quinton said, “I went straight home to my aunty’s where I’m staying, and then my cousin ...continue reading

What’s the Law on Wounding or Grievous Bodily Harm Offences in NSW?

  When injuries are sustained in areas of a toddler’s body, inconsistent with a version of how those injuries were occasioned, it generally creates a suspicion and great concern. 24-year-old student Xing Shen and her partner 22-year-old Xi Zhang are accused of committing “acts of extreme violence” against a 3-year-old boy who has been left ...continue reading

Is it Legal to Make a Citizen’s Arrest in NSW?

  It is reported that a man with a large knife in Sydney CBD has allegedly attempted to stab people on Tuesday. Causing the Sydney CBD to go into lockdown, the incident unfolded close to the corner of Clarence and King Street when a man who was reportedly armed with a machete went on a ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law and Penalties for Acts that Cause Harm to People in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As criminal law cases over time have revealed, there are countless ways in which a person can intentionally or recklessly cause physical harm to another person. The most direct way in which this tends to occur is through someone physically assaulting another person, say, by punching them or ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law on Wounding or causing Grievous Bodily Harm in NSW

  It is reported that a 49-year old man from Florida has allegedly severed the penis of a man using scissors after suspecting that he was having an affair with his wife. The 49-year old man, Alex Bonilla had allegedly held the man at gunpoint and tied him before cutting his penis off with scissors. ...continue reading

A Guide on Your Right to Silence When Approached by Police

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   The Brazilian Military Police were ready. The raid was about to take place in the northeast of the country, in the low-income community of Vila Irma Dulce. It was Monday the 22nd of April, and while on a regular patrol of their beat, the police observed a man ...continue reading

What is the Prosecution Required to Prove in a Charge of Causing Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding?

  It is reported that on 31 January, a 25-year old Guilford man is accused of hitting a 65-year old man over the head with a hammer, fracturing his head. The incident is reported to have occurred in Auburn after one of the men driving had allegedly cut the other off when attempting to merge ...continue reading

Penalties for Using or Possessing a Blow-Pipe that is Capable of Projecting a Dart in NSW

  At about 7pm last Saturday night, a 15-year-old teenage girl, along with her friends, were walking along on a road in Cessnock, NSW when a teenager carrying a pipe with a homemade dart reportedly “leaned out of a vehicle window with a pipe and blew the dart into the girl’s face”. A 17-year-old teenager ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Food Tampering in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   There’s no denying that for the sweet tooth, custard is old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. It’s a dessert that doesn’t require any frills or fancy plating and is simply enjoyed in its silky form and sweet flavour. Even better, it doesn’t fail to please when it is ...continue reading

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